Hiring Jeff Kennedy turned out to be one of the best decisions of my life. Mr. Kennedy was able to have my case dismissed. Yes, outright dismissal of the charge!

A.C.

We did exactly as Jeff instructed and the case was dismissed. There are no words to explain how happy we are with his performance.

Anonymous

Jeff was able to get my twice the legal limit BAC thrown out and he kept me from having an interlock device put on my car.

Anonymous

Hiring Jeff Kennedy turned out to be one of the best decisions of my life.

A.C.

We did exactly as Jeff instructed and the case was dismissed. There are no words to explain how happy we are with his performance.

Anonymous

Jeff was able to get my twice the legal limit BAC thrown out and he kept me from having an interlock device put on my car.

Anonymous
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White Settlement DWI Lawyer

Don’t allow a drunk driving charge to define the rest of your life. Work with a White Settlement DWI attorney.

Whether or not you were actually drunk at the time of your arrest in White Settlement is not as important as what the prosecuting attorney can effectively argue and what your defense lawyer can disprove.

A conviction can mean fines, fees, jail or prison time, insurance rate hikes, and estrangement from friends and family. These penalties are too heavy to accept by pleading guilty and, in most cases, the law is too complicated to successfully defend yourself.

If you’ve been charged with driving while intoxicated (DWI), you will likely need to hire a White Settlement DWI lawyer. Turn to the Law Offices of Jeff C. Kennedy to represent you. We’ll do everything we can to get the DWI case dismissed or the charges reduced.

Drunk Driving Penalties

The legal punishments for a DWI in White Settlement depend on how many times you’ve previously been convicted and on the district court, judge, and prosecutor you’ve been assigned. Finding a qualified lawyer is important because we know the local courts and the best options for your case.

In addition to the potential fines and jail time, you may also be charged additional surcharges through the Driver Responsibility Program of the Texas Department of Public Safety.

The following is a breakdown of the potential punishments for a DWI conviction in Texas:

  • A first offense is a Class B misdemeanor with a $2,000 maximum fine, $3,000 in total surcharges, and up to 180 days in jail.
  • A second offense is a Class A misdemeanor with a $4,000 max fine, $4,500 in total surcharges, and up to a year in jail.
  • If your BAC was above 0.15, it’s a Class A misdemeanor with a $4,000 max fine, $6,000 in total surcharges, and up to one year in jail.
  • A DWI with a child in the car with you is a state jail felony with a $10,000 max fine, $3,000 in total surcharges, and 180 days to two years in jail.
  • A third or subsequent offense is a third-degree felony with a $10,000 max fine, $4,500 in total surcharges, and two to ten years in prison.

Insurance Issues and Other Repercussions

If you’re convicted of a DWI, your insurance rates will skyrocket. If your insurer feels you’re not worth the risk, it may drop you at the next legal opportunity. You might find a high-risk insurer, but the premiums will likely be outrageously expensive.

You’ll also have to deal with being marked as a criminal and having to check that box on every job or loan application. This is a stigma that can affect the way your supervisors, colleagues, friends, and even family members treat you.

Defenses for Drunk Driving

We’ll investigate the arresting officer, all equipment used, and all the paperwork to find any problems or technicalities we can use to protect you. If the radar gun or breathalyzer hadn’t been tested or maintained regularly or if the officer wasn’t up to date on training, we might be able to get some evidence against you thrown out.

If we can’t get the case dismissed completely, we will work tirelessly to have your charges reduced.

Allow a White Settlement DWI Attorney to Help You

You deserve competent and experienced legal representation, so call a White Settlement DWI lawyer from the Law Offices of Jeff C. Kennedy at 817-605-1010. Alternatively, you may fill out the form below to schedule a consultation with a member of our firm.

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Or Call 817-618-5215